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Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

Singapore and Malaysia reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighboring countries said in a joint statement.
Libya in focus at G7 foreign ministers meeting, minus Pompeo

Libya in focus at G7 foreign ministers meeting, minus Pompeo Fri, 05 Apr, 2019

 Foreign ministers from the G7 group of nations will discuss the threat of a resurgence in Libya's civil war at a meeting in western France, as world powers scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the oil producer's power struggle.
Argentine unions, workers stage rainy pushback against austerity measures

Argentine unions, workers stage rainy pushback against austerity measures Thu, 04 Apr, 2019

Argentine unions, small business owners and activists took to the rain-drenched streets of Buenos Aires  to protest against austerity measures under President Mauricio Macri, which they blame for amplifying worker hardships and sapping growth.
Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount Tue, 12 Mar, 2019

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157 Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

 An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.
Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike

Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi's international airport Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was fired to disperse striking workers.
Brexit talks resume as divorce day looms

Brexit talks resume as divorce day looms Tue, 05 Mar, 2019

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets Britain's negotiating team on Tuesday as both sides seek a breakthrough with just weeks to go before this month's ominous divorce deadline.
U.S. imposes more sanctions on Venezuela amid humanitarian aid fight

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Venezuela amid humanitarian aid fight Fri, 01 Mar, 2019

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, targeting six Venezuelan government officials tied to President Nicolas Maduro, in its latest move to squeeze the embattled leader.
Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines

Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked the Dutch government to clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM alliance without first advising Paris.
Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid

Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

Thousands of opposition activists headed out into the streets of Venezuela on Tuesday to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid, with President Nicolas Maduro's supporters due to rally against "imperialist intervention."
EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands

EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

The European Union on Thursday promised to work with Theresa May on "whether a way through can be found" to avoid the disruption of a no-deal Brexit after the British prime minister demanded changes to the divorce deal to get it through parliament.
Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case

Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had fired his ambassador to China, who prompted a political furor with comments about Huawei's high-profile extradition case.
Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf.
Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally, EU court adviser says

Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally, EU court adviser says Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Britain should be allowed to unilaterally revoke its departure notice from the European Union, an adviser to the bloc's highest court said on Tuesday, before a landmark ruling in the coming weeks.
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